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It appears the guys did get the crossing planks in and just about finished on the main line with the exception of the 4x6 riser to butt against the ends of the ties. I see too where they need to spike the ends of the boards down as it looks like one is already sticking up a bit!
These two old time tanks cars show the extent of my weathering which is sorely lacking in my estimation.
Also I noticed from taking the picture that the Zeroline car isn't even finished being assembled as it missing laders and a break wheel & chain and the trucks aren't even rusted...
This shot was taken to show the overall affect of the stacked stone rock work, actual stacked stones I made interlocking molds of for layout/building construction work, as well as the heavy board retaining wall to show the affects of both.
Note, stones need to be stained yet.
The line is pushing West & North toward the Triple Star? Silver Mine as this upper Main Line encircles Amalgamate Hill.
This cross over of the lower line has been a troublesome spot from the beginning so now that I seem to have it resolved things really start to progress.
This view shows the two switches used for the S&A
area to gain access to both sidings.
Btw: The use of the sound board for a base is working out very well so far, I'm using the lighter of the two sides to attempt to a more natural looking background for any dirt or bushes I might want...
Trying to show the distressing done on a few ties just prior to the start of the Curved switch leading to the Serpha Copper & Iron Works and Anglin Oil Works as well as the Noth South Main Line and the Anglin Oil loading facility sideing for more convient loading through the overhead pipe...
A wide angle view showing the sideings and main line of he Serpha Copper & Iron Works and the Anglin Oil Facility. The main line passes near the embankment with the wood retaining wall.
The maskig tape in the picture was used to cover the extra black lines drawn to determine my final...
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